Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Work Environment

Business activity falls into one of three main classifications of production: primary, secondary or tertiary.
Primary Industries

These are industries engaged in the extraction of raw materials such as:

  • Agricultural products
  • Mineral and fuels
  • Forestry
  • Fishing products
Secondary industries

            These are involved in the process of making products from raw materials in factories and manufacturing plants for the use of the customer. Materials are obtained from primary industries. Examples of secondary industries are:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing companies
Tertiary industries

Tertiary industries are distribution and service industries which sell or consume the goods, as distinct from manufacturing or obtaining raw materials. Examples of tertiary industries are:

  • Hospitality
  • Entertainment
  • Insurance
  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Travel
  • Social service
  • Recreation
  • Offices
  • Wholesale suppliers and retails outlets

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